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Braz. oral res. (Online) ; 34: e013, 2020. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1089379

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Abstract This study evaluated the effect of a cyclopentenone-type PG, 15-Deoxy-Δ12,14-PG J2 (15d-PGJ2), and lectin (ScLL) on the viability of human gingival fibroblasts (HGFs), and on IL-6 and TGFβ-1 release by these fibroblasts, stimulated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). HGFs were stimulated with LPS 10 μg/ml and treated with 15d-PGJ2 1 and 2 μg/ml, and ScLL 2 and 5 μg/ml, for 1 and 3h, and then evaluated for viability by MTT assay. Supernatant was collected to detect IL-6 and TGFβ-1 release, by ELISA. Positive control was cells kept in Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium, and negative control was those kept in LPS. Data were analyzed by ANOVA and Dunnett's test (α = 0.05). No significant difference was found in viability among experimental groups at 1h (p > 0.05). Percentage of ScLL 5 µg/ml viable cells was similar to that of positive control at evaluated periods (p > 0.05), whereas the other groups had lower levels than the positive control (p < 0.05). IL-6 release was statistically higher for ScLL 5 μg/ml and 15d-PGJ2 2 µg/ml at 1h, compared with the other treated groups and positive control (p < 0.05). No significant differences were found among the groups at 3h (p > 0.05), except for ScLL 2 µg/ml and 15d-PGJ2 1 µg/ml, which showed lower IL-6 release compared with that of negative control (p < 0.05). No significant difference was found among the groups for TGFβ-1 release (p > 0.05). Results indicated that ScLL 5 μg/ml did not interfere in viability, and ScLL 2 µg/ml and 15d-PGJ2 1 µg/ml demonstrated reduced IL-6 release. Tested substances had no effect on TGFβ-1 release.


Subject(s)
Humans , Prostaglandin D2/analogs & derivatives , Lipopolysaccharides/pharmacology , Interleukin-6/metabolism , Plant Lectins/pharmacology , Transforming Growth Factor beta1/metabolism , Fibroblasts/drug effects , Fibroblasts/metabolism , Reference Values , Time Factors , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Prostaglandin D2/pharmacology , Cell Survival/drug effects , Cells, Cultured , Analysis of Variance , Statistics, Nonparametric , Transforming Growth Factor beta1/drug effects , Gingiva/cytology
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Acta cir. bras ; 34(2): e201900204, 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-989051

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Abstract Purpose: To investigate the protective effects of salvianolic acid A (SAA) on renal damage in rats with chronic renal failure (CRF). Methods: The five-sixth nephrectomy model of CRF was successfully established in group CRF (10 rats) and group CRF+SAA (10 rats). Ten rats were selected as sham-operated group (group S), in which only the capsules of both kidneys were removed. The rats in group CRF+SAA were intragastrically administrated with 10 mg/kg SAA for 8 weeks. The blood urine nitrogen (BUN), urine creatinine (Ucr), creatinine clearance rate (Ccr), and serum uperoxide dismutase (SOD) and malondialdehyde (MDA) were tested. The expressions of transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1), bone morphogenetic protein 7 (BMP-7) and Smad6 protein in renal tissue were determined. Results: After treatment, compared with group CRF, in group CRF+SAA the BUN, Scr, serum MDA and kidney/body weight ratio were decreased, the Ccr and serum SOD were increased, the TGF-β1 protein expression level in renal tissue was decreased, and the BMP-7 and Smad6 protein levels were increased (all P < 0.05). Conclusion: SAA can alleviate the renal damage in CRF rats through anti-oxidant stress, down-regulation of TGF-β1 signaling pathway and up-regulation of BMP-7/Smad6 signaling pathway.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Rats , Caffeic Acids/therapeutic use , Smad6 Protein/metabolism , Transforming Growth Factor beta1/metabolism , Bone Morphogenetic Protein 7/metabolism , Kidney Failure, Chronic/drug therapy , Lactates/therapeutic use , Down-Regulation , Up-Regulation , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Disease Models, Animal , Kidney Failure, Chronic/chemically induced , Kidney Failure, Chronic/metabolism , Kidney Function Tests , Nephrectomy
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Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 52(10): e8324, 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1039243

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The aim of this study was to investigate the role of kinase-insert domain-containing receptor (KDR) in intrauterine adhesions (IUA) and its mechanism. The Case group consisted of 92 patients diagnosed with IUA, and the Control group included 86 patients with uterine septum who had normal endometrium verified with an uteroscope. In addition, 50 rats were randomly assigned into Control, Sham, Model, NC-siRNA, and KDR-siRNA groups. Rats in the Model, NC-siRNA, and KDR-siRNA groups were induced by uterine curettage and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) treatment to establish the IUA model. Then, immunohistochemistry was applied for detection of VEGF and KDR expression, HE staining was used for observation of the endometrial morphology and gland counting, Masson staining for measurement of the degree of endometrial fibrosis, and qRT-PCR and western blot for the expression of KDR, VEGF, MMP-9, as well as TGF-β1/Smads pathway-related proteins. Compared with the Control group, the mRNA and protein expressions of KDR were significantly higher in IUA endometrial tissues, and the expression of KDR was positively correlated to the severity of IUA. In addition, the injection of si-KDR increased the number of endometrial glands, reduced the area of fibrosis, inhibited mRNA and protein expression of KDR and VEGF, up-regulated the expression of MMP-9 and Smad7, and decreased the expression level of TGF-β1, p-Smad2, p-Smad3, and Smad4 in rats with IUA. Highly-expressed KDR was related to patients' severity of IUA, and silencing KDR may prevent the occurrence and development of IUA via TGF-β1/Smads signaling pathway and up-regulating the expression of MMP-9.


Subject(s)
Humans , Animals , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Rats , Young Adult , Uterine Diseases/metabolism , Signal Transduction , Tissue Adhesions/metabolism , Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor-2/metabolism , Transforming Growth Factor beta1/metabolism , Uterine Diseases/pathology , Severity of Illness Index , Immunohistochemistry , Case-Control Studies , Tissue Adhesions/pathology , Blotting, Western , Rats, Wistar , Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor-2/genetics , Disease Models, Animal , Smad Proteins/genetics , Smad Proteins/metabolism , Transforming Growth Factor beta1/genetics , Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
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Rev. bras. cir. cardiovasc ; 33(6): 597-602, Nov.-Dec. 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-977471

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Abstract Objective: To demonstrate the underlying mechanisms of aortic dissection compared to those of coronary artery disease in terms of the transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) signaling pathway. Methods: Twenty consecutive aortic dissection patients and 20 consecutive coronary artery disease patients undergoing a surgical treatment in this hospital were enrolled into this study. The aortic tissues were sampled and the TGF-β1 and its receptor TGF-β receptor I (TβRI) were detected by Western blotting assay. Results: TGF-β1 and TβRI were positively expressed in the aortic tissues in both groups by Western blotting assay. The expressions of the two proteins were significantly higher in the aortic tissue of patients with aortic dissection than in those with coronary artery disease. The quantitative analyses of the relative gray scales of the proteins disclosed close correlations between the expressions of TGF-β1 and TβRI in both the study and control group patients. Conclusions: The aortic remodeling of aortic dissection might differ from that of coronary artery atherosclerosis concerning the nature, mechanism, mode, and activities of TGF-β signaling pathway. The development of aortic dissection could be associated with a significantly enhanced function of TGF-β1/Smad signaling transduction as a result of aortic remodeling incorporating both vascular injury and repair.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Middle Aged , Coronary Artery Disease/metabolism , Transforming Growth Factor beta1/metabolism , Aneurysm, Dissecting/metabolism , Biomarkers/metabolism
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Braz. dent. j ; 29(3): 309-315, May-June 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-951550

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Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate salivary levels of TGFβ1 and proliferation/ maturation of epithelial mucosa cells in diabetic and hypertensive patients. Design: in this cross-sectional study, whole stimulated saliva and oral mucosa exfoliative cytology specimens were collected from 39 patients that were healthy (control, n=10) or presented history of arterial hypertension (HAS, n=9), diabetes mellitus (DM, n=10) or both (DM+HAS, n=10). Salivary flow rate (SFR), TGFβ1 level in saliva, AgNORs and the epithelial maturation were evaluated. Non-parametric Kruskal-Wallis test, followed by Dunn's multiple comparison post-test and the Spearman test correlation analysis were used. SFR showed a significant decreased in DM and DM+HAS (0.47±0.11 and 0.64±0.43 mL/min) when compared to control (1.4±0.38 mL/min). DM+HAS presented the highest value of TGFβ1 concentration (24.72±5.89 pg/mL). It was observed a positive correlation between TGFβ1 and glycaemia (R=0.6371; p<0.001) and a negative correlation between TGFβ1 and saliva (R=-0.6162; p<0.001) and glycaemia and SFR (R=-0.5654; P=0.001). AgNORs number and status of maturation of mucosa cells were similar for all conditions. DM and DM+HAS presented the lowest SFR, which correlated with increased TGFβ1 levels. Despite the higher TGFβ1 secretion it was not observed changes in the morphology or proliferation of epithelial cells when diabetes or hypertension was present.


Resumo O objetivo deste estudo foi investigar os níveis de TGFβ1 na saliva e a proliferação/maturação das células epiteliais da mucosa em paciente diabéticos e hipertensos. Neste estudo transversal, saliva estimulada e amostras de citologia exfoliativa de mucosa oral foram coletadas de um total de 39 pacientes que se apresentavam saudáveis (controle, n=10) ou com história de hipertensão arterial (HAS, n=9), diabetes mellitus (DM, n=10) ou ambos (DM+HAS, n=10). Taxa de fluxo salivar (SFR), níveis de TGFβ1 na saliva, AgNORs e maturação epitelial foram avaliados. Teste não-paramétrico de Kruskal-Wallis, seguido de comparação múltipla de Dunn e correlação de Spearman foram utilizados para as análises. SFR diminuiu significantemente em DM e DM+HAS (0,47±0,11 e 0,64±0,43 mL/min) quando comparado ao controle (1,4±0,38 mL/min). DM+HAS apresentou os maiores valores de concentração de TGFβ1 (24,72±5,89 pg/mL). Foi observada uma correlação positiva entre TGFβ1 e glicemia (R=0,6371; p<0,001) e uma correlação negativa entre TGFβ1 e saliva (R=-0,6162; p<0,001) e glicemia e SFR (R=-0,5654; p=0,001). Número de AgNORs e o padrão da maturação das células epiteliais foram similares entre os todos grupos. DM e DM+HAS apresentaram os menores valores de SFR, os quais foram correlacionados com o aumento nos níveis de TGFβ1. Apesar da maior secreção de TGFβ1, não foram observadas mudanças na morfologia ou proliferação das células epiteliais quando o paciente apresentava diabetes ou hipertensão.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Saliva/metabolism , Diabetes Mellitus/metabolism , Transforming Growth Factor beta1/metabolism , Hypertension/metabolism , Mouth Mucosa/metabolism , Mouth Mucosa/pathology , Salivation , Secretory Rate , Blood Glucose/metabolism , Case-Control Studies , Cross-Sectional Studies , Antigens, Nuclear , Diabetes Mellitus/pathology , Diabetes Mellitus/blood , Hypertension/pathology
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Acta cir. bras ; 33(3): 207-215, Mar. 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-886274

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Abstract Purpose: To investigate whether oxymatrine (OMT) prevents hepatic fibrosis in rats by regulating liver transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) level. Methods: Hepatic fibrosis was induced in rats by thioacetamide (TAA). Blood was collected at the end of week 12 to determine the levels of alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), and glutathione (GSH). Changes in liver tissue were observed after hematoxylin-eosin (HE) staining. Results: Fibrosis was confirmed by Masson's collagen staining. Liver TGF-β1 level was determined by ELISA. OMT significantly reduced serum ALT and AST but increased GSH levels in rats with hepatic fibrosis. Moreover, it significantly improved liver histology in rats with TAA-induced hepatic fibrosis. It significantly decreased liver TGF-β1 level compared to that in the untreated group. It also significantly reduced collagen deposition in rats. Conclusion: Oxymatrine is effective in protecting rats from thioacetamide-induced hepatic fibrosis by regulating TGF-β1 expression.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Rats , Quinolizines/pharmacology , Protective Agents/pharmacology , Alkaloids/pharmacology , Transforming Growth Factor beta1/metabolism , Liver Cirrhosis, Experimental/prevention & control , Aspartate Aminotransferases/blood , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Transforming Growth Factor beta1/drug effects , Liver Cirrhosis, Experimental/chemically induced , Liver Cirrhosis, Experimental/metabolism
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Acta cir. bras ; 32(12): 1045-1055, Dec. 2017. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-886197

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Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the effect of transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) on tendon-to-bone reconstruction of rotator cuff tears. Methods: Seventy-two rat supraspinatus tendons were transected and reconstructed in situ. At 8 and 16 weeks, specimens of three groups; that is control, L-dose (low dose), and H-dose (high dose) were harvested and underwent a biomechanical test to evaluate the maximum load and stiffness values. Histology sections of the tendon-to-bone interface were identified by hematoxylin-eosin or Masson trichrome stain. Collagen type III was observed by picric acid sirius red staining under polarized light. The level of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) was measured by the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) method. Results: Collagen type III of the H-dose group had a significant difference in histology structure compared with the L-dose group (P<0.05). The maximum load and stiffness decreased significantly in the control group compared with the values of the L-dose and H-dose groups. The stiffness among the three groups differed significantly at the same postoperative time (P<0.05). Interestingly, progressive reestablishment of collagen type III affected tendon-to-bone healing significantly in the later stages. Conclusion: The H-dose was associated with an increased collagen type III morphology stimulated by TGF-β1.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Rats , Tendon Injuries/drug therapy , Wound Healing/physiology , Rotator Cuff/surgery , Vascular Endothelial Growth Factors/metabolism , Transforming Growth Factor beta1/metabolism , Rotator Cuff Injuries/surgery , Tendon Injuries/metabolism , Tensile Strength/physiology , Wound Healing/drug effects , Biomechanical Phenomena , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Rotator Cuff/metabolism , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Collagen Type III/metabolism , Disease Models, Animal , Elasticity/physiology , Transforming Growth Factor beta1/pharmacology , Muscle Strength/physiology , Fibroblasts/drug effects , Fibroblasts/physiology , Rotator Cuff Injuries/metabolism
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Clinics ; 72(2): 95-102, Feb. 2017. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-840044

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OBJECTIVES: Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis and immunoglobulin A nephropathy are two diseases with similar clinical presentations but very different prognoses. Transforming growth factor β1 and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 have been associated with the development of tissue fibrosis. We examined the development of tubulointerstitial fibrosis and its relationship with Transforming growth factor β1 and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 expression in these patients. METHODS: Renal tissue samples were collected by renal biopsy from 50 children with Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis and 50 children with immunoglobulin A nephropathy. Hematoxylin and eosin and Masson's trichrome-stained tissues were examined using light microscopy. Tubulointerstitial fibrosis was graded using the method described by Bohle et al. (1). The immunohistochemical detection of Transforming growth factor β1 and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 expression was correlated with the tubulointerstitial fibrosis grade. Clinical Trial registration number: ZJCH-2012-0105. RESULTS: Transforming growth factor β1 and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 expression in the renal tissues was significantly greater in the patients with immunoglobulin A nephropathy than in the patients with Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis (both p<0.001). The immunoglobulin A nephropathy patients had a higher tubulointerstitial fibrosis grade than the Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis patients (p<0.001). The tubulointerstitial fibrosis grade was in accordance with the Transforming growth factor β1 and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 expression levels in both diseases (both p<0.001). CONCLUSION: Transforming growth factor β1 and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 expression was associated with the development of immunoglobulin A nephropathy and Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis. Further studies are needed to better evaluate this association.


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Humans , Male , Female , Child, Preschool , Child , Adolescent , Purpura, Schoenlein-Henoch/metabolism , Chemokine CCL2/metabolism , Transforming Growth Factor beta1/metabolism , Glomerulonephritis, IGA/metabolism , Kidney Tubules/metabolism , Prognosis , Purpura, Schoenlein-Henoch/pathology , Fibrosis , Glomerulonephritis, IGA/pathology , Kidney Tubules/pathology
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Yonsei Medical Journal ; : 206-216, 2017.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-126255

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PURPOSE: Angiopoietin-1 (Ang1) is a critical factor for vascular stabilization and endothelial survival via inhibition of endothelial permeability and leukocyte- endothelium interactions. Hence, we hypothesized that treatment with umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (UCMSCs) carrying the Ang1 gene (UCMSCs-Ang1) might be a potential approach for acute lung injury (ALI) induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: UCMSCs with or without transfection with the human Ang1 gene were delivered intravenously into rats one hour after intra-abdominal instillation of LPS to induce ALI. After the rats were sacrificed at 6 hours, 24 hours, 48 hours, 8 days, and 15 days post-injection of LPS, the serum, the lung tissues, and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) were harvested for analysis, respectively. RESULTS: Administration of fluorescence microscope confirmed the increased presence of UCMSCs in the injured lungs. The evaluation of UCMSCs and UCMSCs-Ang1 actions revealed that Ang1 overexpression further decreased the levels of the pro-inflammatory cytokines TNF-α, TGF-β1, and IL-6 and increased the expression of the anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 in the injured lungs. This synergy caused a substantial decrease in lung airspace inflammation and vascular leakage, characterized by significant reductions in wet/dry ratio, differential neutrophil counts, myeloperoxidase activity, and BALF. The rats treated by UCMSCs-Ang1 showed improved survival and lower ALI scores. CONCLUSION: UCMSCs-Ang1 could improve both systemic inflammation and alveolar permeability in ALI. UC-derived MSCs-based Ang1 gene therapy may be developed as a potential novel strategy for the treatment of ALI.


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Acute Lung Injury/chemically induced , Angiopoietin-1/genetics , Animals , Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid , Cytokines/metabolism , Endotoxins , Genetic Therapy , Interleukin-10/metabolism , Interleukin-6/metabolism , Leukocyte Count , Lipopolysaccharides , Lung/metabolism , Male , Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplantation , Mesenchymal Stem Cells/metabolism , Neutrophils/metabolism , Rats , Transforming Growth Factor beta1/metabolism , Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha/metabolism , Umbilical Cord/cytology
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J. oral res. (Impresa) ; 5(5): 207-214, Aug. 2016. ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-907676

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The transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) is a cytokine that plays crucial roles in the regulation of angiogenesis, immune response, proliferation, migration and apoptosis of cells. In addition, it can inhibit cell progression and stimulate apoptosis in early stages of cancer. TGF-beta is a multifunctional homodimeric protein secreted by various cell lines, which have three different isoforms: TGF-beta1, TGF-beta2 and TGF-beta3. In normal conditions, TGF-beta1 activates some tumor suppressor cell signaling pathways that inhibit proliferation and are involved in cell migration, differentiation and apoptosis. However, in more advanced stages of cancer, when TGF-beta1 is altered, it acts as a promoter of tumorigenesis and may cause: 1) increased TGF-beta1, 2) overexpression of TGF-beta1 receptors (TbetaR), 3) TbetaR mutations, and 4) downregulation of TGF-beta receptor. In oral squamous cell carcinoma, the path is altered especially at the level of transmembrane receptors, with the TbetaR-II and TbetaR-III subtypes being the most affected. However, there is little information on the prognostic role it plays in the various types of cancers. It is important to study the signaling pathways of TGF-beta in order to develop techniques that may help detect their alterations and restore their normal operation. The objective of this review is to describe the alterations of TGF-beta in oral squamous cell carcinoma.


El factor de crecimiento transformante beta (TGF-beta) es una citocina que cumple funciones fundamentales en la regulación de la angiogénesis, respuesta inmune, proliferación, migración y apoptosis celular. Además, puede inhibir la progresión celular y estimular la apoptosis en etapas tempranas del cáncer. El TGF-beta es una proteína homodimérica multifuncional secretada por diversas líneas celulares, que presentan 3 isoformas: TGF-beta1, TGF-beta2 y TGF-beta3. En condiciones normales TGF-beta1 activa a algunas vías de señalización celular supresoras de tumores que inhiben la proliferación, y participan en la migración, diferenciación y apoptosis. Sin embargo, cuando esta se ve alterada, en etapas más avanzadas del cáncer actúa como promotor de la tumorogénesis, pudiendo producir: 1) aumento del TGF-beta1, 2) sobre expresión de los receptores del TGF-beta1 (TbetaR), 3) mutaciones de TbetaR, y 4) falla en la regulación negativa de TbetaR. En el carcinoma oral de células escamosas, la vía se ve alterada especialmente a nivel de sus receptores transmembranales, siendo los subtipos TbetaR-II y TbetaR-III los más afectados. Sin embargo, es escasa la información sobre el rol pronóstico que juega en los diversos tipos de cánceres. Es importante estudiar las vías de señalización de TGF-beta para desarrollar técnicas que detecten sus alteraciones y restauren el funcionamiento del sistema. El objetivo de esta revisión es describir las alteraciones de TGF-beta en carcinoma oral de células escamosas.


Subject(s)
Humans , Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/metabolism , Mouth Neoplasms/metabolism , Transforming Growth Factor beta1/metabolism , /metabolism
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Clinics ; 71(6): 325-331, tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-787427

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OBJECTIVES: We evaluated mRNA expression levels of genes that encode TGF-β1; the TGF-β1 receptor; the collagen-modifying enzymes LOX, PLOD1, and PLOD2; and the extracellular matrix proteins COMP, FN1, TNC and TNXB in synovial/capsule specimens from patients with idiopathic adhesive capsulitis. Possible associations between the measured mRNA levels and clinical parameters were also investigated. METHODS: We obtained glenohumeral joint synovium/capsule specimens from 9 patients with idiopathic adhesive capsulitis who had not shown improvement in symptoms after 5 months of physiotherapy. Adhesive capsulitis was confirmed in all patients by magnetic resonance imaging. We also obtained specimens from 8 control patients who had underwent surgery for acute acromioclavicular joint dislocation and who had radiological indication of glenohumeral capsule alteration based on arthroscopic evaluation. mRNA expression in the synovium/capsule specimens was analyzed by quantitative reverse transcription PCR. The B2M and HPRT1 genes were used as references to normalize target gene expression in the shoulder tissue samples. RESULTS: The synovium/capsule samples from the patients with adhesive capsulitis had significantly higher TNC and FN1 expression than those from the controls. Additionally, symptom duration directly correlated with expression of TGFβ1 receptor I. CONCLUSION: Elevated levels of TNC and FN1 expression may be a marker of capsule injury. Upregulation of TGFβ1 receptor I seems to be dependent on symptom duration; therefore, TGFβ signaling may be involved in adhesive capsulitis. As such, TNC, FN1 and TGFβ1 receptor I may also play roles in adhesive capsulitis by contributing to capsule inflammation and fibrosis.


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Humans , Male , Female , Adolescent , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Young Adult , Bursitis/metabolism , Fibronectins/metabolism , Shoulder Joint/metabolism , Synovial Membrane/metabolism , Tenascin/metabolism , Transforming Growth Factor beta1/genetics , Acromioclavicular Joint/injuries , Acromioclavicular Joint/metabolism , Bursitis/genetics , Case-Control Studies , Extracellular Matrix Proteins/metabolism , Gene Expression , Joint Dislocations/metabolism , Pilot Projects , RNA, Messenger/metabolism , Transforming Growth Factor beta1/metabolism
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-58423

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The aim of this study was to investigate whether the omega-3 fatty acids help to improve erectile function in an atherosclerosis-induced erectile dysfunction rat model. A total of 20 male Sprague-Dawley rats at age 8 weeks were divided into three groups: Control group (n = 6, untreated sham operated rats), Pathologic group (n = 7, untreated rats with chronic pelvic ischemia [CPI]), and Treatment group (n = 7, CPI rats treated with omega-3 fatty acids). For the in vivo study, electrical stimulation of the cavernosal nerve was performed and erectile function was measured in all groups. Immunohistochemical antibody staining was performed for transforming growth factor beta-1 (TGF-β1), endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), and hypoxia inducible factor 1-alpha (HIF-1α). In vivo measurement of erectile function in the Pathologic group showed significantly lower values than those in the Control group, whereas the Treatment group showed significantly improved values in comparison with those in the Pathologic group. The results of western blot analysis revealed that systemically administered omega-3 fatty acids ameliorated the cavernosal molecular environment. Our study suggests that omega-3 fatty acids improve intracavernosal pressure and have a beneficial role against pathophysiological consequences such as fibrosis or hypoxic damage on a CPI rat model, which represents a structural erectile dysfunction model.


Subject(s)
Animals , Atherosclerosis/complications , Blotting, Western , Carotid Arteries/physiology , Chronic Disease , Disease Models, Animal , Electric Stimulation , Fatty Acids, Omega-3/pharmacology , Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1, alpha Subunit/metabolism , Ischemia/etiology , Male , Nitric Oxide Synthase Type III/metabolism , Penile Erection/drug effects , Penis/metabolism , Rats , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Transforming Growth Factor beta1/metabolism
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Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 49(1): e4736, 2016. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-951645

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Transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1) and bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) are important regulators of bone repair and regeneration. In this study, we examined whether TGF-β1 and BMP-2 expressions were delayed during bone healing in type 1 diabetes mellitus. Tibial fractures were created in 95 diabetic and 95 control adult male Wistar rats of 10 weeks of age. At 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 weeks after fracture induction, five rats were sacrificed from each group. The expressions of TGF-β1 and BMP2 in the fractured tibias were measured by immunohistochemistry and quantitative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction, weekly for the first 5 weeks post-fracture. Mechanical parameters (bending rigidity, torsional rigidity, destruction torque) of the healing bones were also assessed at 3, 4, and 5 weeks post-fracture, after the rats were sacrificed. The bending rigidity, torsional rigidity and destruction torque of the two groups increased continuously during the healing process. The diabetes group had lower mean values for bending rigidity, torsional rigidity and destruction torque compared with the control group (P<0.05). TGF-β1 and BMP-2 expression were significantly lower (P<0.05) in the control group than in the diabetes group at postoperative weeks 1, 2, and 3. Peak levels of TGF-β1 and BMP-2 expression were delayed by 1 week in the diabetes group compared with the control group. Our results demonstrate that there was a delayed recovery in the biomechanical function of the fractured bones in diabetic rats. This delay may be associated with a delayed expression of the growth factors TGF-β1 and BMP-2.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Tibial Fractures/physiopathology , Bony Callus/physiopathology , Fracture Healing/physiology , Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1/physiopathology , Transforming Growth Factor beta1/metabolism , Bone Morphogenetic Protein 2/metabolism , Tibial Fractures/metabolism , Time Factors , Biomechanical Phenomena , Immunohistochemistry , Rats, Wistar , Torque , Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental/physiopathology , Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1/metabolism , Fractures, Bone/physiopathology , Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
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Braz. oral res. (Online) ; 30(1): e131, 2016. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-951958

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Abstract: Bioactive molecules stored in dentin, such as transforming growth factor beta1 (TGF-b1), may be involved in the signaling events related to dental tissue repair. The authors conducted an in vitro evaluation of the amount of TGF-b1 released from dentin slices after treatment with 10% ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), 2.5% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) or phosphate-buffered saline (PBS), and the effect of this growth factor on stem cell migration from human exfoliated deciduous teeth (SHED). Sixty 1-mm-thick tooth slices were prepared with or without the predentin layer, and treated with either 10% EDTA for 1 minute, 2.5% NaOCl for 5 days or kept in PBS. Tooth slice conditioned media were prepared and used for TGF-b1 ELISA and migration assays. Culture medium with different concentrations of recombinant human TGF-b1 (0.5, 1.0, 5.0 or 10.0 ng/mL) was also tested by migration assay. The data were evaluated by ANOVA and Tukey's test. Optical density values corresponding to media conditioned by tooth slices either containing or not containing the predentin layer and treated with 10% EDTA were statistically greater than the other groups and close to 1 ng/mL. Increased rates of migration toward media conditioned by tooth slices containing the predentin layer and treated with PBS, 10% EDTA or 2.5% NaOCl were observed. Recombinant human TGF-b1 also stimulated migration of SHED, irrespective of the concentration used. EDTA may be considered an effective extractant of TGF-b1 from the dentin matrix. However, it does not impact SHED migration, suggesting that other components may account for the cell migration.


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Humans , Root Canal Irrigants/pharmacology , Stem Cells/drug effects , Cell Movement/drug effects , Edetic Acid/pharmacology , Dental Pulp/cytology , Dentin/drug effects , Transforming Growth Factor beta1/drug effects , Sodium Hypochlorite/pharmacology , Stem Cells/physiology , Tooth, Deciduous/cytology , Tooth, Deciduous/drug effects , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Microscopy, Electron, Scanning , Cells, Cultured , Reproducibility of Results , Analysis of Variance , Culture Media, Conditioned , Dental Pulp/drug effects , Dentin/ultrastructure , Extracellular Matrix/drug effects , Transforming Growth Factor beta1/metabolism
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Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 49(10): e5526, 2016. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-792523

ABSTRACT

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of the common colonizing bacteria of the human body and is an opportunistic pathogen frequently associated with respiratory infections. Inactivated P. aeruginosa (IPA) have a variety of biological effects against inflammation and allergy. Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signaling plays a critical role in the regulation of cell growth, differentiation, and development in a wide range of biological systems. The present study was designed to investigate the effects of IPA on TGF-β/Smad signaling in vivo, using a hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension (PH) rat model. Sprague Dawley rats (n=40) were exposed to 10% oxygen for 21 days to induce PH. At the same time, IPA was administered intravenously from day 1 to day 14. Mean pulmonary artery pressure (mPAP) and the right ventricle (RV) to left ventricle plus the interventricular septum (LV+S) mass ratio were used to evaluate the development of PH. Vessel thickness and density were measured using immunohistochemistry. Primary arterial smooth muscle cells (PASMCs) were isolated and the proliferation of PASMCs was assayed by flow cytometry. The production of TGF-β1 in cultured supernatant of PASMCs was assayed by ELISA. The expression levels of α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), TGF-β1 and phospho-Smad 2/3 in PASMCs were assayed by western blot. Our data indicated that IPA attenuated PH, RV hypertrophy and pulmonary vascular remodeling in rats, which was probably mediated by restraining the hypoxia-induced overactive TGF-β1/Smad signaling. In conclusion, IPA is a promising protective treatment in PH due to the inhibiting effects on TGF-β1/Smad 2/3 signaling.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Hypertension, Pulmonary/metabolism , Hypertension, Pulmonary/prevention & control , Hypoxia/metabolism , Myocytes, Smooth Muscle/physiology , Pseudomonas aeruginosa/physiology , Smad Proteins/metabolism , Transforming Growth Factor beta1/metabolism , Actins/analysis , Actins/metabolism , Blotting, Western , Cell Proliferation/physiology , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Flow Cytometry , Hypertension, Pulmonary/etiology , Hypoxia/complications , Immunohistochemistry , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Reproducibility of Results , Signal Transduction/physiology , Smad Proteins/analysis , Transforming Growth Factor beta1/analysis
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-143628

ABSTRACT

Capsular fibrosis and contracture occurs in most breast reconstruction patients who undergo radiotherapy, and there is no definitive solution for its prevention. Simvastatin was effective at reducing fibrosis in various models. Peri-implant capsular formation is the result of tissue fibrosis development in irradiated breasts. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of simvastatin on peri-implant fibrosis in rats. Eighteen male Sprague-Dawley rats were allocated to an experimental group (9 rats, 18 implants) or a control group (9 rats, 18 implants). Two hemispherical silicone implants, 10 mm in diameter, were inserted in subpanniculus pockets in each rat. The next day, 10-Gy of radiation from a clinical accelerator was targeted at the implants. Simvastatin (15 mg/kg/day) was administered by oral gavage in the experimental group, while animals in the control group received water. At 12 weeks post-implantation, peri-implant capsules were harvested and examined histologically and by real-time polymerase chain reaction. The average capsular thickness was 371.2 μm in the simvastatin group and 491.2 μm in the control group. The fibrosis ratio was significantly different, with 32.33% in the simvastatin group and 58.44% in the control group (P < 0.001). Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 gene expression decreased significantly in the simvastatin group compared to the control group (P < 0.001). This study shows that simvastatin reduces radiation-induced capsular fibrosis around silicone implants in rats. This finding offers an alternative therapeutic strategy for reducing capsular fibrosis and contracture after implant-based breast reconstruction.


Subject(s)
Administration, Oral , Animals , Breast/drug effects , Breast Implants , Connective Tissue Growth Factor/genetics , Fibrosis , Gamma Rays , Male , Rats , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction , Silicone Gels/chemistry , Simvastatin/pharmacology , Transforming Growth Factor beta1/metabolism
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-143618

ABSTRACT

Capsular fibrosis and contracture occurs in most breast reconstruction patients who undergo radiotherapy, and there is no definitive solution for its prevention. Simvastatin was effective at reducing fibrosis in various models. Peri-implant capsular formation is the result of tissue fibrosis development in irradiated breasts. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of simvastatin on peri-implant fibrosis in rats. Eighteen male Sprague-Dawley rats were allocated to an experimental group (9 rats, 18 implants) or a control group (9 rats, 18 implants). Two hemispherical silicone implants, 10 mm in diameter, were inserted in subpanniculus pockets in each rat. The next day, 10-Gy of radiation from a clinical accelerator was targeted at the implants. Simvastatin (15 mg/kg/day) was administered by oral gavage in the experimental group, while animals in the control group received water. At 12 weeks post-implantation, peri-implant capsules were harvested and examined histologically and by real-time polymerase chain reaction. The average capsular thickness was 371.2 μm in the simvastatin group and 491.2 μm in the control group. The fibrosis ratio was significantly different, with 32.33% in the simvastatin group and 58.44% in the control group (P < 0.001). Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 gene expression decreased significantly in the simvastatin group compared to the control group (P < 0.001). This study shows that simvastatin reduces radiation-induced capsular fibrosis around silicone implants in rats. This finding offers an alternative therapeutic strategy for reducing capsular fibrosis and contracture after implant-based breast reconstruction.


Subject(s)
Administration, Oral , Animals , Breast/drug effects , Breast Implants , Connective Tissue Growth Factor/genetics , Fibrosis , Gamma Rays , Male , Rats , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction , Silicone Gels/chemistry , Simvastatin/pharmacology , Transforming Growth Factor beta1/metabolism
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Biol. Res ; 48: 1-5, 2015. ilus, graf, tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-950790

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: Transforming growth factor (TGF)-ß is involved in many physiologic processes, it often promotes metastasis, and its high expression is correlated with poor prognosis. In the present study, we analyzed the correlation between transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-ß1) expression and prognosis in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma RESULTS: We examined the expression of TGF-ß1 in 78 intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas by immunohistochemistry and correlated the expression with clinicopathological parameters. TGF-ß1 was expressed in 37 of 78 (47.4 %) intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas. The expression of TGF-ß1 was significantly correlated with lymph node metastasis, distant metastasis, and tumour recurrence. Patients with TGF-ß1-positive tumours had significantly shorter survival time. In a multivariant analysis, the expression of TGF-ß1 and the tumour stage were independent prognostic factors CONCLUSIONS: Our data suggest that expression of TGF-ß1 is a novel prognostic marker for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Middle Aged , Cholangiocarcinoma/metabolism , Transforming Growth Factor beta1/metabolism , Liver Neoplasms/metabolism , Neoplasm Proteins/metabolism , Time Factors , Immunohistochemistry , Biomarkers, Tumor/blood , Cholangiocarcinoma/mortality , Cholangiocarcinoma/pathology , Cholangiocarcinoma/secondary , Kaplan-Meier Estimate , Liver Neoplasms/mortality , Liver Neoplasms/pathology , Lymphatic Metastasis , Neoplasm Staging
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-128618

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND/AIMS: Therapies involving bone-marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) have considerable potential in the management of hepatic disease. BM-MSCs have been investigated in regenerative medicine due to their ability to secrete various growth factors and cytokines that regress hepatic fibrosis and enhance hepatocyte functionality. The aim of this study was to determine the antifibrosis effect of BM-MSCs on activated hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) and the mechanism underlying how BM-MSCs modulate the function of activated HSCs. METHODS: We used HSCs in both direct and indirect co-culture systems with BM-MSCs to evaluate the antifibrosis effect of BM-MSCs. The cell viability and apoptosis were evaluated by a direct co-culture system of activated HSCs with BM-MSCs. The activations of both HSCs alone and HSCs with BM-MSCs in the direct co-culture system were observed by immunocytochemistry for alpha-smooth muscle actin (alpha-SMA). The levels of growth factors and cytokines were evaluated by an indirect co-culture system of activated HSCs with BM-MSCs. RESULTS: The BM-MSCs in the direct co-culture system significantly decreased the production of alpha-SMA and the viability of activated HSCs, whereas they induced the apoptosis of activated HSCs. The BM-MSCs in the indirect co-culture system decreased the production of transforming growth factor-beta1 and interleukin (IL)-6, whereas they increased the production of hepatocyte growth factor and IL-10. These results confirmed that the juxtacrine and paracrine effects of BM-MSCs can inhibit the proliferative, fibrogenic function of activated HSCs and have the potential to reverse the fibrotic process by inhibiting the production of alpha-SMA and inducing the apoptosis of HSCs. CONCLUSIONS: These results have demonstrated that BM-MSCs may exert an antifibrosis effect by modulating the function of activated HSCs.


Subject(s)
Apoptosis , Bone Marrow Cells/cytology , Cell Differentiation , Coculture Techniques , Hepatic Stellate Cells/cytology , Hepatocyte Growth Factor/metabolism , Humans , Immunophenotyping , Interleukin-10/metabolism , Interleukin-6/metabolism , Liver Cirrhosis , Mesenchymal Stem Cells/cytology , Transforming Growth Factor beta1/metabolism
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Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 47(11): 966-971, 11/2014. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-723904

ABSTRACT

Erythropoietin (EPO) has been well characterized as a renal glycoprotein hormone regulating red blood cell production by inhibiting apoptosis of erythrocyte progenitors in hematopoietic tissues. EPO exerts regulatory effects in cardiac and skeletal muscles. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a lethal degenerative disorder of skeletal and cardiac muscle. In this study, we tested the possible therapeutic beneficial effect of recombinant EPO (rhEPO) in dystrophic muscles in mdx mice. Total strength was measured using a force transducer coupled to a computer. Gene expression for myostatin, transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1), and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) was determined by quantitative real time polymerase chain reaction. Myostatin expression was significantly decreased in quadriceps from mdx mice treated with rhEPO (rhEPO=0.60±0.11, control=1.07±0.11). On the other hand, rhEPO had no significant effect on the expression of TGF-β1 (rhEPO=0.95±0.14, control=1.05±0.16) and TNF-α (rhEPO=0.73±0.20, control=1.01±0.09). These results may help to clarify some of the direct actions of EPO on skeletal muscle.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Down-Regulation/drug effects , Erythropoietin/therapeutic use , Gene Expression/drug effects , Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne/drug therapy , Myostatin/metabolism , Recombinant Proteins/therapeutic use , Disease Models, Animal , Dystrophin/deficiency , Mice, Inbred mdx , Muscle Strength/drug effects , Muscle, Skeletal/metabolism , Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne/metabolism , Myostatin/genetics , Phenotype , Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction , Transforming Growth Factor beta1/genetics , Transforming Growth Factor beta1/metabolism , Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha/genetics , Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha/metabolism
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